Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach: Module 4

Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach: Module 4
Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach: Module 4
SKU: 744

by Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA

These courses are offered in cooperation with Elsevier Health and utilize the hardback textbook, “Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 3rd Edition” by Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA.

Extensively updated with the latest research in assessment and intervention, these essential courses present a holistic, application-based approach that integrates background medical information, samples of functionally based evaluations, and current treatment techniques and intervention strategies to help you confidently manage the growing number of stroke rehabilitation clients.

Module 1: covers pathophysiology, medical management and acute rehabilitation of stroke survivors, psychological aspects of stroke rehabilitation and improving participation and quality of live through occupation.

Module 2: covers the task-orientated approach, activity-based interventions in stroke rehabilitation and approaches to motor control dysfunction.

Module 3: covers trunk control, balance impairments and vestibular rehabilitation for stroke patients

Module 4: covers upper extremity function and management and rehabilitation technologies to promote upper limb recovery

Module 5: covers edema control, splinting applications and functional mobility

Module 6: covers gait awareness, management of visual and visuospatial impairments and the impact of neurobehavioral deficits on ADLs.

Module 7: covers treatment of cognitive-perceptual deficits, speech and language deficits and enhancing the performance of ADLs after a stroke.

Module 8: covers parenting after stroke, driving and community mobility, dysphagia and sexual function and intimacy.

Module 9 covers seating and wheeled mobility, home evaluation and modifications, adaption to one-handed management of the environment and leisure participation after stroke.

Course Length: 8.0 contact hours

Instructional level: Intermediate


This package contains the reading and testing materials for Module 4 only.


Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach: Module 4

Course Goals and Objectives:

Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the student, through self-paced study, on upper extremity function and management and rehabilitation technologies to promote upper limb recovery after a stroke.

Student Objectives:

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Outline evidence-based treatment plans to regain upper extremity function with functional task-related training

2. Discriminate between application of adjunct treatments for the upper extremity after stroke, including treatments such as positioning, shoulder supports, electrical stimulation, biofeedback, and stretching programs

3. Differentiate between functional treatment activities appropriate to the level of available motor control

4. Outline evaluation and treatment procedures for patients with symptoms of pain syndromes and implement pain prevention protocols into current treatment plans

5. Identify the common biomechanical malalignments of the upper extremity and trunk after stroke and recognize their effect on function

6. Identify secondary complications such as pain, contracture and learned nonuse

7. Outline the rationale for using rehabilitation technologies and theories that have guided their development

8. Outline similarities and differences among different technology devices, specifically how they work and what they might add to the therapist’s repertoire of treatment tools

9. Relate results of empirical studies on the use of rehabilitation technologies for the paretic upper limb after stroke

10. Identify considerations for choosing rehabilitation technologies for clinical use, including their potential benefits and limitation

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